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No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'
Description
The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements in patient care.
Date:
Tuesday 24th May 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The importance of relationships: Winning the battle against stigma, savings lives, changing minds

The importance of relationships: Winning the battle against stigma, savings lives, changing minds
Description
Good relationships are essential to good mental health. Strong and supportive relationships can help to protect people's health against the damage that the social determinates of ill health – poverty and social disadvantage – can inflict.
Date:
Monday 16th May 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Getting Hospital Boards on Board with Patient Safety

Description
Recent high-profile reports and inquiries into serious failings in care raise concerns over the ability of trust boards to discharge these duties effectively. Against this background, a new report provides empirical evidence on the associations between board governance, patient safety processes and patient-centred outcomes.
Date:
Wednesday 20th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The curious incident of the Chief Executives in the night time

The curious incident of the Chief Executives in the night time
Description
With the launch last week of NHS Improvement – the new regulator of healthcare providers - my thoughts have turned to regulation and inspection in terms of the value they add to a system.
Date:
Monday 4th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

A new fast-track discharge fund: The solution to delayed discharge?

A new fast-track discharge fund: The solution to delayed discharge?
Description
ResPublica launched Care After Cure: Creating a Fast Track Pathway from Hospitals to Homes on 1 March. In the report they outline the increasing strain the NHS is under, particularly its acute hospitals.
Date:
Tuesday 15th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist
Description
Imagine we're playing a game of word association and I said the words GP receptionist – what words would spring into mind - and I want you to be honest! …Dragon behind the desk? Caring? Unhelpful? Contentious? Unfriendly? Trustworthy? Obstructive? Helpful? Jobsworth? Hardworking?
Date:
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people
Description
The NHS faces unprecedented challenges, and the capacity and funding concerns faced by acute care in particular are constantly in the news. At the front-line, the pressures are intense. Faced with growing need and demand on the one hand, and sustained funding problems on the other, the longstanding issue of how best to make use of scarce, expensive resources like acute hospital beds remains as crucial as ever.
Date:
Tuesday 16th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation
Description
Reaction to the Carter Review of hospital productivity has been somewhat guarded. Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation describes the report's recommendations as 'a positive step' which nevertheless represents merely the 'tip of the iceberg'.
Date:
Monday 15th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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